War of the Rebellion: Serial 081 Page 0246 OPERATIONS IN SE. VA. AND N. C. Chapter LII.

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as practicable, your line to be held defensively. He desires to know how far you can extend, and at what point your left will rest under these orders. The provost-marshal-general requiring Third Pennsylvania Cavalry the commanding general directs that they be returned to him.

A. A. HUMPHREYS,

Major-General and Chief of Staff.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 20, 1864 - 8.50 p. m.

General HUMPHREYS:

I think I can extend so as to cover defensively as far to the left as the plank road at a point about three miles from Petersburg.

G. K. WARREN,

Major-General.

[JUNE 20, 1864.]

Captain FISHER:

I have the honor to report the station on the left established as directed; is in rear of Second Division, Fifth Corps, three-quarters of a mile southwest from headquarters Fifth Corps. About three-fourths of a mile of the enemy's line is visible, extending from a point due west from station to the crest of hill northwest from station. Two batteries are seen in position, one south of Petersburg and Norfolk Railroad, one-quarter of a mile west from station, the other north of railroad, one-half mile northwest from station. One and at some points two lines of works are seen filled with infantry. No movement of any kind had been noticed.

W. H. WARTS,

Lieutenant, Signal Corps, U. S. Army.

HEADQUARTERS FIFTH ARMY CORPS, June 20, 1864.

[General CHARLES GRIFFIN:]

GENERAL: The major-general commanding directs that you report immediately whether any demonstration was made on your front last night, and if so please state the hour and the extend of the attack.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

FRED. T. LOCKE,

Assistant Adjutant-General.

[Indorsement.]

COLONEL: There has been no report of a demonstration made to me, and I am confident there was none.

Very respectfully, your obedient servant,

CHAS. GRIFFIN,

Brigadier-General.